Franklin, Adams, Jefferson, the Allegany County Library System has them all.
We all know the story from high school US History, but if the observance of our nation’s birthday has you curious to learn a bit more, the Allegany County Library System has dozens of biographies and nonfiction books about the founders of our nation, their families, and their times.
Or perhaps you prefer to get your history through entertaining fiction instead. Here are a few titles that might interest you:
Redcoat by Bernard Cornwell
It is autumn 1777, and the cradle of liberty, Philadelphia, has fallen to the British. Yet the true battle has only just begun. On both sides, loyalties are tested and families torn asunder. The young Redcoat Sam Gilpin has seen his brother die. Now he must choose between duty to a distant king and the call of his own conscience. And for the men and women of the prosperous Becket family, the Revolution brings bitter conflict between those loyal to the crown and those with dreams of liberty. Soon, across the fields of ice and blood in a place called Valley Forge, history will be rewritten, changing the lives and fortunes of these men and women forever.
The Hornet’s Nest: A Novel of the Revolutionary War by Jimmy Carter.
The Fort: A Novel of the Revolutionary War by Bernard Cornwell.
The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon.
Washington’s Lady: A Novel by Nancy Moser.